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“It's alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me. Who you are is not where you've been. You're still an innocent. It's okay life is a tough crowd, 32 is still growing up now.”
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift: Speak Now

Taylor Jenkins Reid
“No matter how strong you are, no matter how smart you are or tough you can be, the world will find a way to break you. And when it does, the only thing you can do is hold on.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Forever, Interrupted

Lana Del Rey
“Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough.
I don’t know why.”
Lana Del Rey

Manoj Arora
“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end...because in the end, it shows you a whole new world !!
Make an attempt..”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”
Madonna

Nicholas Sparks
“It's your eyes. They're ... more serious than they used to be. Like they've seen things they shouldn't have.”
Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Alaric Hutchinson
“Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough, but all it does is mask insecurity and fear.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

Virginia Euwer Wolff
“Some people make a bad bed, they just have to lie in it.”
Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade

Vera Nazarian
“When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness. Be a pillow.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Nancy Werlin
“I think you have a right to whine. Honestly, Lucy. We all have the right to whine when life gets tough.”
Nancy Werlin, Impossible

Khaled Hosseini
“I’m all you have in this world Mariam, and when I’m gone you’ll have nothing. You ARE nothing!”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

CLAMP
“It's tough when anyone is hurt, it's painful and awful.”
CLAMP, Kobato 04

Michael  Grant
“There’ll be guys who were in wars hearing what we did and thinking, ‘Whoa.’ You and me, we can say, ‘You got yourself some medals solider? Yeah, well, I lived through the FAYZ.”
Michael Grant

Kate McGahan
“If you were easier on yourself, you wouldn't be so tough on everyone else.”
Kate McGahan

Howard Tayler
“Maxim 36:
When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.

-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Master, what did you do to earn wisdom ?
Master of Stupidity: Well, I forget. Shit happened, life goes on.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Toba Beta
“A nightmare might force you awakened.
The tough life might force you awakened.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Diamond being the toughest thing known to us is also the most prettiest object”
Peiyansh Shah

Eric Powell
“A man don't need to act tough if he is. Men that put on a show are spineless more often than not.”
Eric Powell, The Goon, Volume 10: Death's Greedy Comeuppance

Nenia Campbell
“She wasn’t soft or pretty; she was hard-edged and cold, like one of those cold bronze statues surrounded by high fences and crowned in razor wire. Don’t touch me, such defenses said, but it wasn’t enough to halt a breach, no. She had thought people only picked the soft-petaled, sweet-smelling flowers, but some people took thorns as a challenge.”
Nenia Campbell, Escape

“And you can't see around corners. so you just have to deal with it, and try to stay afloat.
And things get tough.
And you're supposed to grow up.
And it's all a bunch of bullshit.
Sorry.”
Andrew Smith

Adam Scythe
“Do you really think this unease will stop me? Or this chaos inside me? It seems like you don’t know me that well after all.”
Adam Scythe, Immortals, Vol. III.

Dolly Parton
“Is it easy?
No it ain’t
Can I fix it?
No I cain’t
But I sure ain’t gonna take it lyin’ down”
Dolly Parton, Run Rose Run

“You don't work for money. You work for appreciation. You work to create value and to be valued. What we're seeing at this moment, with millions of people leaving their jobs in the wake of COVID, is telling. People are reevaluating their lives because of this tragedy we've all been through. Businesses can't stay open because they can't find workers. They're begrudgingly raising the wages they're willing to pay, which is a good thing, but at the end of the day, it isn't about the money. It's about being valued in your job and believing your work creates value.”
Terry Crews

“The purpose of being tough is not to attack, but to protect. The purpose of being strong is not to dominate, but to support. The purpose of having power is not to rule, but to serve. What I've learned is that to be a true man is to be the ultimate servant. With any talent or advantage that life has give you, whether by birth or by circumstance, your duty is to use that advantage in the service of others.”
Terry Crews, Tough: My Journey to True Power

“Learning to live without shame gave me genuine empathy for the first time. I look at every person in the world, and I understand that we've all got issues and we're all in the process of becoming. If someone hasn't vanquished their demons, or doesn't know how to vanquish their demons, or isn't even aware that they have demons to vanquish - I get it, because I lived that way for the first forty-two years of my life, and I've been unlearning it every day for the last ten.”
Terry Crews, Tough: My Journey to True Power

“I always seek to provide value in the entertainment that I create, but in addition to that, tithing makes every dollar I earn valuable no matter what, because 10 percent of every dollar is going to someone in need. When the Bible speaks of giving back, it tells the story of farmers who, when harvesting from their orchards, always leave something on the vine for those who have nothing. If you have ten apples, you pick nine and leave one. That's what I do. Ten percent of every dollar I make goes to pay for a shelter to help a woman like my mom escape a man like my dad. Ten percent of every dollar I make goes to helping a kid like my childhood friend Chris stay off the streets. Ten percent of every dollar I make goes to helping students get the kind of scholarship that would have allowed me to follow my dream of going to art school. Because I tithe, everything I do has value.”
Terry Crews, Tough: My Journey to True Power

“There is no right way to be black or white or anything else. There are literally thousands of different ways to be in this world, so ultimately all you can be is yourself.”
Terry Crews, Tough: My Journey to True Power

“We have three baskets: in, out, and too tough. … We have to have a special insight, or we’ll put it in the “too tough” basket. —CHARLIE MUNGER, WESCO ANNUAL MEETING, 2002”
Tren Griffin, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

B.A. Bellec
“For a few seconds, a thought creeps in. He could pull out his GPS and end it. He could hit that button, and they would come to find him within an hour. That's the easy way out. While looking down, a tattoo slips out from under his sleeve. Not Done.”
B.A. Bellec, Someone's Story

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